So far only 70 entry bans: countries rarely enforce compulsory vaccination

Since mid-March, employees in medical facilities and nursing homes have had to be able to show proof of vaccination or proof of recovery.

So far only 70 entry bans: countries rarely enforce compulsory vaccination

Since mid-March, employees in medical facilities and nursing homes have had to be able to show proof of vaccination or proof of recovery. Violations of the vaccination obligation are hardly punished. Some federal states even do not impose any sanctions at all.

According to a report, the vaccination requirement for employees in care and medical facilities is not consistently enforced in any federal state. According to a survey by "Bild am Sonntag" among all 16 state health ministries, more than 190,000 unvaccinated health care workers were identified.

However, only 70 entry bans were issued nationwide - in North Rhine-Westphalia, Lower Saxony and Brandenburg. In Bavaria, Saxony, Hesse and Bremen, sanctions are completely waived for violations of the facility-related vaccination requirement. Four states did not provide any information.

Specifically, 56,000 people who had to be vaccinated were identified in Bavaria without proof of vaccination, but neither bans on entry nor fines were imposed. In Saxony, too, no fines were levied or entry bans issued, although 39,417 of the 300,000 people in the healthcare and nursing sector who were required to be vaccinated could not provide proof. Hesse (2770 cases) and Bremen (1194 cases) also did not impose any sanctions.

Brandenburg and Lower Saxony each issued two entry bans, Thuringia initiated 140 fine procedures. In all three countries, the number of unvaccinated people is around 10,000. Baden-Württemberg initiated a total of 450 fine procedures for around 24,000 unvaccinated nurses in the state. Saarland initiated procedures for all 2,294 unvaccinated employees, but a ban on entry has not yet been issued.

According to the survey, most sanctions have so far been issued by the authorities in North Rhine-Westphalia, Hamburg and Rhineland-Palatinate - more than a thousand each. NRW also imposed 66 entry and activity bans.

Since mid-March, employees in medical facilities and nursing homes have had to prove that they have been vaccinated against Corona or have recovered. The facilities must inform the health department if the proof is missing.

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